Kitchen Science Lab for Kids

Kitchen Science Lab for Kids by Liz Lee Heinecke

52 Family Friendly Experiments from Around the House

Format: Paperback / softback, 144 Pages
ISBN: 9781592539253
Publisher: Quarry Books
Series: Lab Series
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At-home science provides an environment for freedom, creativity and invention. In your own kitchen, it's simple, inexpensive, and fun to whip up a number of amazing science experiments using everyday ingredients. Science can be as easy as baking. Hands-On Family: Kitchen Science Lab for Kids offers 52 fun science activities for families to do together. The experiments can be used as individual projects, for parties, or as educational activities groups. Kitchen Science Lab for Kids will tempt families to cook up some physics, chemistry and biology in their own kitchens and back yards. It's the perfect resource for Girl Scout Brownies looking to earn their Home Scientist badges! Many of the experiments are safe enough for toddlers and exciting enough for older kids, so families can discover the joy of science together.

Liz Lee Heinecke has loved science since she was old enough to inspect her first butterfly.

After working in molecular biology research for ten years and getting her master’s degree, she left the lab to kick off a new chapter in her life as a stay-at-home mom. Soon she found herself sharing her love of science with her three kids as they grew, journaling their science adventures on her KitchenPantryScientist website.

Her desire to spread her enthusiasm for science to others soon led to a regular segment on her local NBC affiliate, an opportunity to serve as an Earth Ambassador for NASA, and the creation of an iPhone app, with the goal of making it simple for parents to do science with kids of all ages, and for kids to experiment safely on their own.

You can find her at home in Minnesota, wrangling her kids, writing for her website, updating the KidScience app, teaching microbiology to nursing students, singing, playing banjo, painting, running, and doing almost anything else to avoid housework.

Liz graduated from Luther College and received her master’s degree in bacteriology from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Format: Paperback / softback, 144 Pages
ISBN: 9781592539253
Series: Lab Series
Illustrations: 250 color photos
Size: 8.75 in x 8.75 in x 0.625 in / 222.25 mm x 222.25 mm x 15.875 mm
Published:
Introduction
 
Unit 1 Carbonated Chemical Reactions
Lab 1: Color-Changing Magic Potion
Lab 2: Paper Bag Volcano
Lab 3: Fizzy Balloons
Lab 4: Frankenworms
Lab 5: Soda Geyser
 
Unit 2 Crystal Creations
Lab 6: Alum Crystal Geodes
Lab 7: Rock Candy
Lab 8: Climbing Salt Crystals
 
Unit 3 Physics in Motion
Lab 9: Marshmallow Slingshots
Lab 10: Tablecloth Trick
Lab 11: Egg-Throwing Experiment
Lab 12: Egg in a Bottle
 
Unit 4 Life Science
Lab 13: Alien Monster Eggs
Lab 14: Standing on Eggs
Lab 15: DNA Extraction
Lab 16: Forensic Fingerprints
 
Unit 5 Astonishing Liquids
Lab 17: Tie-Dye Milk
Lab18: Zooming Fish
Lab 19: Marker Chromatography
Lab 20: Rainbow in a Cup
Lab 21: Fireproof Balloon
Lab 22: Ice Cube on a String
 
Unit 6 Polymers, Colloids, and Misbehaving Materials
Lab 23: Magic Bag
Lab 24: Mad Scientist’s Green Slime
Lab 25: Milk Plastic and Milk Glue
Lab 26: Gelatinous Diffusion
Lab 27: Cornstarch Goo
Lab 28: The Kaye Effect
 
Unit 7 Acids, Bases, and Pigments
Lab 29: Red Cabbage Litmus Paper
Lab 30: Ocean Acidification Experiment
Lab 31: Spy Juice
 
Unit 8 Marvelous Microbiology
Lab 32: Homemade Petri Plates and Microbe Zoo
Lab 33: Yeast Garden
Lab 34: Hand-Washing Experiment
 
Unit 9 Shocking Science
Lab 35: Dancing Foil Electroscope
Lab 36: Build an Electrophorus and Leyden Jar
Lab 37: Water Bender
 
Unit 10 Bodacious Botany
Lab 38: Window Sprouts
Lab 39: Collecting Water from Trees
Lab 40: Leaf and Veggie Chromatography
Lab 41: Nature Walk Bracelets
Lab 42: Vegetable Vampires
 
Unit 11 Sunny Science
Lab 43: Sunset Experiment
Lab 44: Solar Still Survival Science
Lab 45: Pizza Box Solar Oven
Lab 46: Greenhouse Effect Lab
Lab 47: Dew Point Experiment
Lab 48: Shoebox Solar Viewer
 
Unit 12 Rocket Science
Lab 49: Film Canister Rockets
Lab 50: Easy Straw Rockets
Lab 51: Sky-High Bottle Rockets
Lab 52: Edible Electromagnetic Wave Experiment
 

"Heinecke takes kids - and their parents - through the step-by-step process of scientific method, with easy-to-follow instructions and photos." - Omaha World-Herald

"Known to most as The Kitchen Pantry Scientist, Liz Heinecke is an avid blogger, NASA Earth Ambassador, Bacteriologist and former medical researcher. But to her three children, she's just known as "mom" € ” an enthusiastic and curious parent who loves to have as much fun with science as they do." - A Bullseye View, the blog for Target

"While technically not a cookbook (although it does have edible electromagnetic waves), this book celebrates the kitchen and food as a source of science magic... If you have kids, or just are a kid, this book is a must-have." - Minneapolis City Pages

March 19, 2015
The National Science Teachers Association has recommended Kitchen Science Lab for Kids by Liz Heineke. Read More.
October 3, 2014
Liz Heinecke, author of Kitchen Science Lab for Kids, appeared on Fox & Friends to share some experiments from her new book. Read More.